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Old 06-24-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Crazed Football Fan Rafa Chat Thread Vol. 59

OK so here's the new chat thread, VAMOS!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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hi all so italy soonof course when i could not follow the ls

when the epic match will finish?
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Everyone stopped chatting when the new thread started?



and to comment on something from the previous thread.. I am not republican but still not huge on the Royal Family, but last year my visit to Buckingham Palace was the highlight of my trip to London - especially because the Queen's State Rooms were available for tour at the time (still bummed that I missed Changing of the Guard though).

Also, obviously when I say it was my highlight, I mean OTHER than meeting lovely MTFers like Adam
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hi all so italy soonof course when i could not follow the ls

when the epic match will finish?
Hi Betty, I need a partner for Newport too... I've asked Adam in the thread but he hasn't answered 26 hours later so if you want to play with me I will


I predict that the Isner/Mahut match will end quite soon today - but not willing to guess the winner
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We're such a strange country.

There's a huge cheer on court as Murray and Nieminen come on court and then an even bigger cheer as Murray and Nieminen complete their bow...
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Jarkko is also part of the history now. I am so happy for him.
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We're such a strange country.

There's a huge cheer on court as Murray and Nieminen come on court and then an even bigger cheer as Murray and Nieminen complete their bow...
AMAZING!!!!!! Wasn't it! And such a great bow!

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Tim looks so smart! And Virginia Wade still looks fantastic. *jealous*
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AMAZING!!!!!! Wasn't it! And such a great bow!

Hello Peta!
It was a very formal looking bow, I don't remember them being that formal when they used to bow and curtsey to the Royal Box as a matter of course.
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Also, obviously when I say it was my highlight, I mean OTHER than meeting lovely MTFers like Adam




Scoobs, are you up for meeting at Wimbly at about 7.30am?
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It was a very formal looking bow, I don't remember them being that formal when they used to bow and curtsey to the Royal Box as a matter of course.
It was for the QUEEN this time after all.
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Does anybody actually know why the queen - after such a long time - has decided to come to Wimbledon?

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Er......no offence but are you drunk, high, both?
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yeah we don't want to get there much later than that I imagine.
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Part 1 of things I quoted earlier:

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Hmmmm...I don't quite know how exactly to explain it.

The Dutch"g" (although some Dutchies, mostly near the south of the country, also use a soft sounding "g") is pronounced in the back of the mouth, it's a throat sound. Dutchies also tend to pronounces other sounds in the back of the mouth (the "sch" of Scheveningen).
The Flemish "g" is a soft sound, pronounced in the front of the mouth. It's not a throat sound.

The Flemish "g" slides more off your tongue, the Dutch "g" is firmly rooted in the throat.

For the Flemish "g", just listen to Clijsters talking in Flemish:


This is a audio tape with a Dutch person saying a lot of words beginning with the throaty "g":
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuG_HADAYas
Okay. I liked that the second one had the words being said below. Thanks.

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Dutch's "g" >>>>>>> Flemish's "g"

Hope that helps Melanie
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Minn, the swiss Ollander is biased as hell. You know that.
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Melanie, the Flemish Walloon is biased as hell. You know that.
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In other words: Melanie needs to make up her own mind and not listen to Swiss Walloon wannabe Ollanders.
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Both Eva and you need to record something on vocaroo and let Melanie decide which one she prefers
Glad to see both of you are so concerned with my understanding of the different "g"s.

Honestly, the Flemish way seems more "normal" to my English ears.

However, the Dutch one doesn't seem that hard to imitate. Trying to imitate some throaty Arabic sounds was harder, at least, it seemed to me.

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Thanks for explaining the difference between hard and soft g Hilde

Here's the word 'gaan' (to go) with
- Hard G http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ca/Nl-gaan.ogg
- Soft G http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...an_(South).ogg
This was helpful to listen to. Thanks.

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I hate that throat sound. Seriously. It is awful. I think Dutch is a retarded language. It's ugly and just really weird. Why do they write the words with so many vowels, and why the throat sound? Sorry, not trying to offend anyone, it's just my opninion. I still love the Dutch people, even though I don't like the language.
A little extreme, don't you think?

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